Finally the second part of the interviews that Kendyl did at the 2012 From Page To Screen festival are out! Olivia Hetreed talks about her work on Wuthering Heights (2011), an adaptation of the Emily Bronte novel and distilling the screenplay down to the very basic relationship in the story. Moira Buffini, screenwriter for Jane Eyre (2011) talks about the baggage that comes with the original Charlotte Bronte novel and the hosts discuss its feminist implications… and the dislike the Bronte’s had for Jane Austen.
Kendyl and first-time host Nicole sit down to talk about some interviews Kendyl did at the From Page To Screen festival earlier this year. The interview with screenwriter Simon Beaufoy (Salmon Fishing in the Yeman, Catching Fire) gets the girls excited for the new Hunger Games installment as well as discussing the role of screenwriters in film making. The interview with English and Film lecturer at the University of Exeter, Dr. Corinna Wagner about DH Lawrence’s Women in Love and the 1969 adaptation leads into quite the discussion about how relationships are viewed today.
On the last morning of Bridport’s From Page to Screen festival, host Kendyl Bryant sits down with festival committee members Maisie Glazebrook, Polly Gifford, Paul Marshall and Nic Jeune as well as this year’s guest curator Francine Stock to discuss From Page to Screen‘s origins, objectives and favorites moments from this year.
In a fated cataclysm of events, Adaptation is being allowed to attend and cover Bridport’s From Page to Screen film festival. This year, the festival will be curated by BBC Radio 4’s Francine Stock and host a long list of exciting guests such as The Woman in Black‘s director James Watkins, screenwriter Miora Buffini and Salmon Fishing in the Yemen‘s screenwriter Simon Beaufoy.
Host Kendyl Bryant will be journeying to Bridport for the festival this coming week to get the scoop from the planning committee and guests on the festival itself and the ups and downs of adapting the written word for film.